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This is a list of the existing bots with links to their descriptions. Many of the red linked scripts with no pages are found in the Pywikibot scripts/ folder. Scripts can be run in command line using the following pattern:

$ python script_name [parameters]

Global bot scripts[edit]

Editing scripts you are allowed to run on several wikis with a global bot flag.

Name Description Code Creates or modifies Interlanguage links between projects core Fixes double redirects, and deletes broken redirects core

Main bot scripts[edit]

Name Description Code Adds text at the top or end of pages core Manages categories core Copies images from a Wikimedia wiki to Commons core Edits using text replacement core Fixes disambiguation pages core Converts HTML tables to MediaWiki markup core Uploads images to a wiki core Finds broken external links core

Auxiliary programs[edit]

Name Description Code This bot cleans a sandbox by replacing the current contents with predefined text core Makes the wiki source code look cleaner, invoked by other scripts core Place a template on pages which are not linked to by other pages, and are therefore lonely core Allows the operator to decide what to do about self links core A script that transfers pages from a source wiki to a target wiki core

Other bot scripts[edit]

Name Description Code Checks for text violating copyright by looking for matches in search engines compattask Moves interwiki links into standard locations core creates backlinks from an interwiki.log file compattask Used to welcome new users core


Name Description Code Deletes any protection templates that are on pages which aren't actually protected core Deletes pages en masse core This script obtains a list of recent changes and new pages and marks the edits as patrolled based on a whitelist core Protect and unprotect pages en masse core Goes through pages for speedy deletion, shows their content, and asks for each page whether it should be deleted compattask

Change general pages[edit]

Name Description Code Archives discussion threads core Moves page to another title core Creates pages from a text file core


Name Description Code Adds or changes categories core Redirects pages etc. from one category to another core Image by content categorization compattask This script processes the Categories for discussion working page. It parses out the actions that need to be taken as a result of CFD discussions (as posted to the working page by an administrator) and performs them core Adds {{commonscat}} to Wikipedia categories (or articles), if other language Wikipedia already has such template core Adds {{commonscat}} and {{commons}} to Wikipedia articles, if same name category or gallery exist on Commons core Program to batch create categories core Try to find categories for media on Commons core Program to add uncat template to images without categories at Commons core Uses the links on a page to quickly populate a category core


Name Description Code A generic bot to do data ingestion (batch uploading) to Commons core Upload images from Flickr easily core Script to copy self published files from the English Wikipedia to Wikimedia Commons core Copies multiple images to a wiki core Copies images to another wiki core Used to change one image to another or remove an image entirely core This bot goes over multiple pages of the home wiki, and looks for images that are linked inline (i.e., they are hosted from an external server and hotlinked, instead of using the wiki's upload function) compattask This script tags files available at Commons with the Nowcommons template compattask[1] Finds unused media using Special:Unusedimages core

IRC scripts[edit]

IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Bots, all using the irclib, you can download it on GitHub. All scripts are experimental state.

Name Description Code A wiki-maintainer script that shares tasks between workers, requires no intervention compattask The controller bot for compattask A IRC script to check for Recent Changes through IRC, and to check for interwikis in those recently modified articles. Can not be run manually/directly, but is run automatically by compattask


Name Description Code Replaces one template with another, in a way that is easier to use than in most instances core Counts or lists the instances where templates are used core


Name Description Code A script to mass add Wikidata claims to a lot of items based on pages on Wikipedia core A script to mass import coordinates from Wikipedia to Wikidata core A script to upload the mappings of Freebase to Wikidata core A script to mass add Wikidata claims based on information harvested from Wikipedia templates core A script to add images to Wikidata items core A script to handle interwiki links: connect pages to Wikidata items using language links on the page core A script to mass create new Wikidata items core

Unsorted scripts[edit]

Name Description Code Bot to create capitalized redirects where the first character of the first word is uppercase and the remaining characters and words are lowercase core Script to enumerate all pages on the wiki and find all titles with mixed latin and cyrilic alphabets core Bad word checker bot compattask Script to check recently uploaded files. This script checks if a file description is present and if there are other problems in the image's description core compattask compattask core Script to remove EDP images in non-article namespaces compattask Goes through the disambiguation pages, checks their links, and asks for each link that goes to a redirect page whether it should be replaced core Extracts OCR text from djvu files and uploads onto pages in the "Page" namespace on Wikisource core Edit a Wikipedia article with your favourite editor core Manage featured/good article/list status template core Correct all redirect links in featured pages or only one page of each wiki core Script to follow new articles on a Wikipedia and tag them with a template or perform other actions core A TKinter window with a Unicode text field where the user can e.g. edit the contents of an article core core This script goes over multiple pages of the home wiki, and reports invalid ISBN numbers, converts to ISBN-13 from ISBN-10 and places hyphens core Script to match two images based on histograms core This script fixes links that contain common spelling mistakes core Collect articles that have n dash or m dash character in their title and create a redirect to them from the corresponding hyphenated title core Adds missing ‎<references /> tag and references section if needed core Script to delete files that are also present on Wikimedia Commons core A bot script to do some simple over categorization filtering compattask This script helps to find expensive templates that are subject to be converted to Lua compattask This is a bot that uses external filtering programs to munge the article text core A bot adding the title of linked web pages to bare external links; see w:User:DumZiBoT/refLinks by the original owner, cf. Archived Pages core This bot replicates all pages (from specific namespaces) in a wiki to a second wiki within one family core Revert your bots recent edits to pages core Robot which runs python framework scripts as (sub-)bot and provides a WikiUserInterface (WUI) with Lua support for bot operators core Script to remove external links that are being or have been spammed core This bot spellchecks wiki pages compattask Create country sub-division redirect pages core Bot to create redirects based on name order core core This bot unlinks a page on every page that links to it core Access the bot account's Watchlist core This bot applies to Wikisource sites to upload text from text layers of files in various formats, including pdf core

Non editing scripts[edit]

Scripts which do not change wiki pages. These are allowed to run on virtually all wikis.

Name Description Code Used to list pages using pagegenerators core Used to log in (and log out) core Touch/purge a page in order to refresh relations without waiting for the queue core

Maintenance scripts[edit]

Helper scripts for maintenance and conversion scripts

Name Description Code Show and cleanup API cache folder core Show colored output of Pywikibot scripts core Helper script to convert compat 1.0 scripts to the new core 3+ framework core Check patches for known errors before submission core Download Wikimedia dump file from core Generate a i18n file from a given script core Updates the language lists in Wikimedia family files core

Other scripts[edit]

Mostly internal scripts. No normal bots.

Name Description Code This is not a complete bot; rather, it is a template from which simple bots can be made core This script generates a family file from a given URL core Script to create user files ( , ) core Wrapper script to use framework in 'directory' mode as cronjob or wrapper script core Installer script for Pywikibot 3+ framework core Spawns an interactive Python shell core Outputs Pywikibot's revision number and Python's version core


  1. Until will be ported to core and integrated in, you can find an "unofficial" standalone core version of on User:XXN/

External links[edit]